Motorbike riders are particularly vulnerable if involved in a road traffic accident. Tragically, many accidents are fatal or result in very serious injury. The majority of accidents involve collisions with other motor vehicles, with approximately 20% being single vehicle accidents. Statistics reveal that typically motorbike collisions are ‘right of way’ accidents caused by driver or rider error with speed being a significant contributing factor. Loss of control at bends or changes in road conditions, overtaking or filtering through built up traffic are common situations which give rise to accidents.
The nature and circumstances of motorbike accidents often result in liability being in dispute, particularly where speed is a factor. The cause of the accident may not always be obvious and the offending driver may not be willing to accept liability. Often, an allegation is made that the motorbike rider created a danger and was negligent contributing to his own injuries. A finding of contributory negligence against the plaintiff may defeat the claim entirely or reduce the level of compensation awarded. Apportionment of liability is often a tricky issue in motorbike cases and expert legal advice should always be sought if you have been involved in a motorbike accident.
What We Do
We are a specialist law firm with particular expertise in motorbike accident claims. Our claims service is aimed at taking the stress out of dealing with the aftermath of a road traffic accident. We deal directly with third party insurers on your behalf with a view to ensuring that you receive full and fair compensation for personal injury and financial loss suffered, quickly and effectively.
As part of our service we can arrange:
- Recovery and storage of your damaged motorbike
- Immediate hire car, if necessary
- Our motor assessor to examine your motorbike and quantify the damage
- Assist in arranging damage repairs
- The salvage and disposal of ‘written off’ motorbikes
Assessing Your Case
We will discuss the circumstances of the accident with you in detail without obligation offering an immediate and practical assessment and advise you on the best course of action relevant to your individual circumstances. At all times your claim will be handled by a senior solicitor with particular expertise in personal injury law.
If you wish to discuss a potential claim or would like advice on any matter, please Contact Us for a consultation.
*in contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of damages.